William Roger Montgomery
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William Roger Montgomery
  • February 28, 1930 - October 14, 2016
  • Chesterfield, Missouri

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MONTGOMERY, William R., 86, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Beloved husband of the late Jo Ellen (nee Garavaglia) Montgomery; loving father of Tara, Dana (Sherry), Shaye, Jory (Debbie) Montgomery, and Lauren Fahrenhorst; dear grandfather of William Starnes; Kate and John Montgomery; Ella, Cara, and Marlee Keeven; Ashley and Amanda Montgomery; and Anna, Michael, and Thomas Fahrenhorst; dear brother of Luise Scarlett, Robert Montgomery, Susan Montgomery Smith, and the late John Montgomery; fiancé of Donna Hepler, dear cousin, uncle, and friend to many

William was a proud veteran having served during the Korean War as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army in K Company 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He graduated in 1957 with a BS in Civil Engineering from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (MSM) in Rolla Mo. He joined the Order of the Golden Shillelagh in 1991, he was an Honored Founder in 1994, and was inducted into the Academy of Civil Engineers in 1998. In May 2002 he received an honorary Professional Degree from the Department of Civil Engineering. He continued his support for his alma mater as a benefactor to what is now known as Missouri S&T. Vice President of J.S. Alberici Construction Co. Inc., William went on to form his own construction company in 1974 - William R. Montgomery & Associates, specializing in Industrial Contracting. He was a member of the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis, where he served as president in 1992. He was a benefactor of St. Anselm's Parish and a dedicated supporter of the Greater St. Louis Boy Scouts for many years. He was an underwriting member of Lloyd's of London. He loved golf, and cherished his Cocker Spaniel, Charlie.

SERVICES: Visitation 4-8pm Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at KRIEGSHAUSER MORTUARY WEST CHAPEL, 9450 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132.

Mass of Christian Burial 10am Thursday, October 20, 2016 at St. Anselm Catholic Church, 530 S. Mason Rd. (63141).

Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project or Humane Society.